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Brass Chair Barber Shop in Avondale closes for remodeling

Avondale Estates Business

Brass Chair Barber Shop in Avondale closes for remodeling

FILE PHOTO FROM 2014: Lisa Whiddon cuts the hair of longtime customer John Washburn. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt. This photo is being used for illustration purposes.
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Lisa Whiddon cuts the hair of longtime customer John Washburn at the Brass Chair Barbershop in Avondale Estates. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Lisa Whiddon cuts the hair of longtime customer John Washburn at the Brass Chair Barbershop in Avondale Estates. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The Brass Chair Barber Shop will be closed for the rest of this month for remodeling the city of Avondale Estates reported.

“They will reopen with new hours and a new name – more details to come,” the city says.

The ownership will remain the same, according to the building’s landlord.

Decaturish profiled the company in 2014. The barbershop, owned  by the the Graves family, opened 45 years ago in downtown Atlanta. It operated out of the Candler Building, but relocated to the Tudor Village in Avondale Estates in 1997.

The original owner Billy Don Graves, passed away leaving it to his daughters Trina Burkowsky and Lisa Whiddon.

Graves collected antiques throughout his career. Before he opened the store more than 45 years ago, he bought the brass chairs from the old Florsheim Shoe Store and Barbershop, where Central City Park sits today, after a fire destroyed the building.

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